Automated Decisions and the Welfare State

This project aims to study the technologies increasingly being embedded in the delivery of essential public services, particularly in India. Automated decision-making systems are being pervasively implemented in welfare systems, disrupting the ecosystem of delivery of essential public services and undermining fundamental social, economic and political protections.

Welfare Automation in the Shadow of the Indian Constitution

In this essay for the Socio Legal Forum, I examine the political economy and legality of welfare automation in India, in light of the Supreme Court of India’s judgement on the Aadhaar biometric ID system.